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As a business owner in the automotive or marine sector, you may find yourself needing an upholsterer one day.

Although more and more business owners are attempting to DIY these days to cut costs, it could affect the resale value in years to come or worse, put your customers or employees in an unsafe position if not executed correctly.

So, whether you’re wanting a redesign, are outsourcing the service for a customer or need work done to stay compliant, here are 4 key things to consider when choosing an upholsterer for your business.

1. Quality

Quality might cost you a little more upfront, but will save you in the long run. You will be able to know if a business uses quality materials by asking what type of materials they use, checking if they are commercial-rated materials and also checking out reviews from past customers and images from past jobs.

2. Experience

Quality and experience can go hand in hand. If you’re paying good money for quality materials, you want assurance that they’re going to be handled and implemented with care. Plus, with experience comes knowledge. An experienced upholsterer will be able to give you sound information on aftercare so you can continue looking after the work in years to come.

3. Efficiency

As a business owner yourself, you often need your outsourced jobs completed efficiently and on-time whether it’s to meet business standards, or to keep your own customers satisfied. Chat to your upholsterer to get a transparent quote on timing and if they have the resources to complete your job in a timely manner, and check reviews to help ensure that they are reliable and punctual.

3. Works with you to achieve a result you’re happy with

Every business is different, which is why every experience at an upholsterer should be too! When choosing an upholsterer you want someone who is going to work with you every step of the way to make sure the end result is up to your satisfaction. This means listening to you, and also offering their expert advice when necessary. Have a chat to your upholster about what they can do for you and your business.

4. Understands how to keep assets compliant

Having non compliant assets can put you, your workers and/or customers in danger. It’s best practise to make sure your upholsterer understands the rules and regulation around compliance for commercial businesses.

So as you can see, choosing the best upholster for your business is an important task and you shouldn’t necessarily go with the closest and cheapest option. Contact your local upholsterers who should be more than happy to have a chat with you so you can get a feel for them and what they can do for your business. You should also check reviews and images of their past work. 

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